Crystal Vandegrift, Author at Farmville

Local

Gas prices not slowing down travel

Despite gas prices at a record high, one study found that Americans still plan to travel and vacation this summer. According to AAA, a new ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, July 1, 2022 6:43 pm

Local

Foster care inquiries down following pandemic

Currently, there are nearly 5,000 young people in foster care in Virginia and more children are in need of a loving home and adults to ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, June 30, 2022 8:30 am

Local

Alcohol related deaths on the rise

The recent VDH report on Alcohol-Related Death in Virginia, 2016-2020, and the County Health Rankings show that the percentage of driving deaths with alcohol involvement ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Saturday, May 21, 2022 12:13 pm

Buckingham

Report shows county health declines

The 2022 County Health Rankings data published last week by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute shows communities in the Piedmont Health District to ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Sunday, May 8, 2022 3:34 pm

Education

Student loan payments extended again

For millions of Americans with student debt, the pause the federal government placed on loan repayment was supposed to come to an end in May. ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, April 29, 2022 5:24 pm

Local

Mega solar facility seeks CUP in neighboring county

After more than a year of meetings, public hearings, lawsuits and working to convince neighboring Charlotte County officials and citizens that Randolph should be the ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Saturday, April 16, 2022 6:16 pm

Local

DMV customers overcharged

If you have recently renewed your vehicle registration be on the lookout for extra added fees. According to Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Director ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, April 8, 2022 11:23 am

Local

Citizens can help fight hunger

If you are a shopper at Food Lion in Farmville or the surrounding area, you have the opportunity to help fight hunger for those in ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, March 11, 2022 7:45 am

Local

Counties ranks on least educated list

Buckingham and Cumberland have made a top 50 list but one they might not want to be known for. In a recent report compiled by ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, March 3, 2022 8:45 am

Local

Grant to fund new homes in region

A housing grant awarded to a local organization will help in funding new homes for those less fortunate. The Piedmont Habitat for Humanity has been ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, February 23, 2022 8:30 am

Business

Rental prices skyrocketing

Raising prices at the gas pumps and grocery store checkout lines are reminders that inflation is at an all-time high. Now those skyrocketing prices have ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Sunday, February 13, 2022 1:10 pm

COVID-19

No vaccination needed

In August, former Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced state workers would be required to show proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 or be tested once ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Saturday, January 29, 2022 7:43 pm

COVID-19

Gov. lifts school mask mandate

Shortly after taking office on Saturday, Jan. 16, Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed nine executive orders, one beginning lifting the statewide COVID-19 mask mandate in ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, January 21, 2022 8:00 am

Local

Area sees second winter storm

For the second time this year, snow, sleet and freezing rain left its mark across the Commonwealth on Sunday, Jan. 16. As of Monday, Jan. ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:50 pm

Local

Overdose deaths surpass 100,000

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released data that deaths from drug overdose have hit an all-time high in the U.S. and experts are ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, January 14, 2022 2:37 pm

Local

Student loan forgiveness ending

For millions of Americans with student debt, the pause the federal government placed on loan repayment is coming to an end. Payments are currently suspended, ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, December 22, 2021 8:01 am

Local

Inflation hits all time high

If you have bought a gallon of milk, a gallon of gas, a used car or shopped at the Dollar Tree, you know inflation is ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, December 17, 2021 6:10 pm

Local

Town, county crime rates drop

A recent ConsumerAffairs report has ranked Virginia as the ninth safest place to live. Each state was ranked based on violent crime, property crime, number ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, November 19, 2021 10:50 am

Local

Supervisor seats will go unchanged

Prince Edward County citizens went to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 2, to cast their vote for four Board of Supervisors members. The candidates running ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:04 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Catching Up With…Katie Bratcher Rhine

After having spent nine years working in Florida with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Katie Bratcher Rhine has moved on to overseeing a team responsible for ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Saturday, October 30, 2021 6:26 pm

Local

Retirees to receive largest COLA in years

For the approximately 70 million Americans who receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits this January, their monthly checks will have something extra ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, October 28, 2021 6:43 pm

Farmville

Pain at the pumps

With summer ending and fall coming, consumers historically see a drop in gas prices. However, this fall, drivers may continue to feel pain at the ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:45 pm

COVID-19

FDA approves third COVID shot

Once again, Virginia residents will need to roll up their sleeves to prepare for the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. On Friday, Sept. 24, the Federal ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:17 pm

Longwood

University ranks in top 10

For the sixth consecutive year, Longwood University (LU) is able to add the title of top 10 public universities offering the highest percentage of small ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, September 16, 2021 8:00 am

News

Department trains for water rescue

Members of the Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue spent two days recently training in a labor-intensive class to better prepare them for water rescues. Six ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, August 19, 2021 4:08 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Catching Up With…Ridge Fuller

Hampden-Sydney College graduate Ridge Fuller is making a name for himself in the sports world but says Farmville is where he misses the times he ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Saturday, July 24, 2021 6:00 am

Local

Local man wins brewing contest

A Farmville man’s hobby of home brewing has won him the opportunity to have a brewery craft his beer so others may enjoy it. Beginning ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, July 12, 2021 4:35 pm

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